There is a lot that you should know about vintage cars and the specific car model that you have in mind to purchase when it actually comes time to go out and look for one to buy, notes classic car collector, John Rosatti. You can never be too careful when it comes to buying any type of used car from an individual so go into the sale with a lot of knowledge about the car and how it runs. When it comes to buying a classic car with plans to restore it, you may end up buying one that does not run at all in order to restore it yourself, you still need to find out as much as you can about the car and look under the hood at the components that may still be working on the car.
If you do not want to spend a lot of time on the paint job when it comes to restoring your car then you will want to look for a classic car frame that does not have a lot of rust. One that is covered in rust has been left outdoors and was not stored properly over the years so you may run into even more issues when you start restoring the car if you purchase one that is rust infested. Look to make sure that the engine does not have a lot of mismatched pieces. This could mean that the engine is damaged far beyond repair and you would have to invest in buying a brand new engine for the car instead of being able to simply repair this one.